Sunday, May 02, 2010

Temporarily Out of Order

Well, pooh. I'm behind on my reviews and being under the weather for a week knocked my blog-hopping down to zilch. And, now I am going to have to shut down for a bit because we're having electricity problems in our office. We had some pretty serious trouble, last year, but we got an electrician in and he did a temporary fix that he said would last a year or two. Well, I guess our time's up. The office is currently the only room that is flickering and popping, but we had quite a scary light show when huzzybuns replaced the fuse, today, and it didn't do the trick. We'll have to replace the whole breaker box.

In the meantime, I'm stuck posting on my little netbook and it's a royal pain. I don't know how you laptop folks handle life without a mouse. Touch pads and I do not get along!! I can't access my email, at this moment, and all my images are in the desktop so . . .

Apologies to anyone who is expecting a scheduled review, this week, but I won't be able to post until I can get back onto my desktop. I think I only have one scheduled review, but I don't know. The calendar is in the bedroom and here I sit, on a pillow. Huz has the comfy leather chair and has informed me that I am invading his personal man pad. Haha. Banished to the floor. And, believe me, I'm too old for the floor. I'll be back as soon as I can.

Have a great week and happy reading to all!


  1. I hope you get things fixed soon! (hugs)

  2. I'm the same with laptops. I always have to have a mouse connected to those things. Hate.The.Touch pads!

    We'll miss ya! Hope all goes well with the electrical situation. Yikes!

  3. Wow, electrical problems are scary!

  4. hi Honey! be careful with that electricity whackiness! and I'm skipping your WG,WG review until I finish - i'm half way and think I just might go read some more right now.

  5. I've had only laptops for 8 or 9 years now (2 different ones over the years). Most of that time, I did without a mouse - you get used to it, but there are some things (Minesweeper, the horror, not to mention image editing) that are difficult or impossible. My current rather elderly laptop has a near permanent home on my desk, and I've finally plugged a mouse into it.

    Now that I'm no longer a college student and need to be mobile every few months, I think I'll finally go back to desktops. I want a nice big monitor, now that one of those no longer weighs more than my microwave.

  6. Krista,

    Thanks. Me, too. We're not sure which electrician we used so huz is supposed to ask around (but it's meeting day). I'm just hoping we'll be able to use that room by the weekend. Fingers crossed. At least when he's at work I can sit in the comfy chair! :)


    Aren't those touch pads awful? I have a little difficulty with this tiny keyboard, too, but I think I could eventually get used to it.

    Electrical issues are really frightening, but we're fortunate that at this moment we only have one room with serious trouble. I don't want to take my chances, though. Huzzybuns will find that I'm going to nag him if I don't see an electrician right away.


    They are, indeed. We found out the breaker boxes weren't to standard in our little neighborhood, shortly after we moved in but we didn't have the money to get a new breaker box and just lived with light bulbs blowing out every few weeks for many years. Now, we just want to get the problem fixed for good.

    Hi Care!

    I've got everything turned off in the office, so hopefully it will be fine till we get someone to replace the breaker box. Enjoy your Will Grayson! I'm currently reading Nick Hornby's Shakespeare Wrote for Money (in between playtimes with the cat and the usual thrilling housework). :)

    Library Girl,

    My husband is a regular traveler and has used laptops for work for many, many years, so he thinks I'm a little crazy when I say I can't stand the touch pad and need a mouse with my laptops. He has no problem with a touch pad. I supposed I'd get used to one, eventually, if I had to. But, they're a nuisance. A desktop with a mouse and a full-size keyboard is a lovely thing. :)

    Isn't it nice that monitors are so thin you can lift them, now? We just recently got rid of our last extremely heavy monitor. It was nice to say goodbye to that monstrosity.

  7. Well, I hope you're up and running again soon, with everything fixed right. It stinks when you're unable to work as you're used to.

  8. Jeane,

    It's okay, really. I can stand to be forced off the computer, now and then. There's always plenty to get done around the house. I still haven't done all my planting and we're due to hit the 90s, soon -- maybe even today. The only thing that bugs me is that I'm going to fall even farther behind on my reviews. Oh, well. C'est la vie. :)

  9. I use a mouse with my laptop. I'm not a touchpad fan, either. I've got a wireless mouse that does the trick quite nicely. I highly recommend it!

  10. Tammy,

    We do have a wireless mouse around here, somewhere. I used to use it when I was traveling back and forth to/from OK, but Kiddo has absconded with the laptop I was using at the time and Lord only knows what he did with my laptop bag and its contents. I guess it's time to search. I love the netbook but I'm not even going to bother trying to save and post images without a mouse!

  11. I can't stand not using a mouse either! :)

    Hope the electrical problems get fixed.

  12. Iliana,

    Thanks! We had an electrician come by to give us an estimate but he seemed a little on the dopy side, so I'm going to try to convince my husband to figure out who he used last time. It might take a few days longer, but I'd rather go with someone who actually knows about the problem our neighborhood has with substandard boxes. This guy hadn't heard of it, but the other fellows have been around and knew what the deal was.


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